How do I file for homestead declaration?

The declaration of homestead is a filing that is done at the county level, not local level.   Please visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Homestead Protection Act website.  For more information, visit Homestead FAQs.

To get help filing a declaration of Homestead, Email the Registry Office, or contact:

Maria C. Curtatone
208 Cambridge Street
P.O. Box 68
Cambridge, MA 02141-0068
Phone: 617-679-6310
Fax: 617-494-9083

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1. What is the Valuation Criteria?
2. What changes are made each year?
3. Why do different property assessments go up (or down) in different proportions?
4. When my neighbors house sells, will their price determine my assessment?
5. How will this new valuation affect my tax bill?
6. How can I get more information?
7. Why are the tax amounts on my bill different from what I paid last quarter?
8. My property value appears to be a little high, but I'm not sure if I'm over assessed. What should I do?
9. How do I file for abatement?
10. If I file an abatement request, do I have to attend a hearing with the Assessor?
11. What is a revaluation, and when does one occur?
12. Why do some assessments increase more than others after a revaluation?
13. If assessed values rise, do taxes have to rise?
14. Does the assessor need to inspect my house?
15. How do I file for homestead declaration?
16. How do I obtain property record cards online?